Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Little Garland

Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink this week is all about making garland for your cards from dies. I don't have any PTI dies but I did use their wonderful white card stock as my card base. I pulled out the crimper and dusted it off to add a little texture to the upper panel. This was quite a fun technique and I have another card in Spanish (Thinking of You) to take to the gift shop.

I would like to enter this card into the challenge at Paper and Such. The challenge is Wings and Things. I'm hoping you can see the little 3-D wing on my birdie!!

I think I told you that we had a pretty bad thunder/wind storm come through on Saturday night. Thought I'd show you a picture of a couple of trees it took down at the entrance to our subdivision. Luckily there were no houses near these trees.

We went to one of our favorite restaurants for supper last night and noticed that their sign was gone. We asked the owner if it was damaged in the storm and he said that the sign was found about 18 blocks away in downtown Chapala!

We have some gray clouds this morning but it looks like it is going to clear up. We've plans to have a late lunch with friends at a good restaurant in a nearby village called Viva Mexico. Our friends just returned from a week in Puerto Vallarta and we're eager to hear about all of their adventures!



Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the way you laid on the twine to carry your images! Great card, Betty! Must have been a frightening storm. Glad you were safe.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Aww your little birdie is precious!
Now that was a bad storm...don't mind wind and rain but when it is lightning...now that cares me ...glad to hear no one was hurt.
I meant to tell you I loved your Christmas card AND can't wait to try separating some eggs (-:
That will be un to show grankids
Hugs kid-oh

Payne Holler Cards said...

Hmmmm supposed to be "scares" and "fun". LOL

Patti J said...

That is so sweet! Great idea, Betty, lovin' your card :) So glad that you survived that nasty storm! Hugs...

Theresa said...

Great card..your little bird shows well in the photo. Great colors ...like the addition of twine. Glad you were safe through that storm.

Cheryl said...

So pretty! I love your mix of patterns.

Thank you for joining the "Wings & Things" challenge at Paper and Such.


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Colleen said...

This card is beautiful! I love the bird and the idea of creating the garland. The colors are bright and cheery.
I didn't even realize you had those kind of storms. I'm glad you are safe.

Janice M said...

Betty this is so cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such this week!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Lovely card, great papers.
ACK... yes luckily there were no houses near. We had a huge tree like this blow over in a storm in our yard a few years back. Glad noone was hurt or houses.

Javablustamper said...

Love your adorable birdie!! Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such! Have a wonderful night!

Enjoy Life~Javablustamper/Jacquie

Gail said...

HI Betty - I stopped by today to view the projects on your blog - they are beautiful - thank you so much for coming by and visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. I wish you the best in life God has to offer - Have a God-filled Day in Jesus' name - your Christian Sister - Gail~